I’ve started playing a little bit with AudioScrobbler and Goombah. I think the idea of gathering (and predicting/guessing at) useful bits of information from large amounts of data is pretty cool. I like Goombah because it will mine existing data rather than just harvest it in real time. Also, AudioScrobbler still hasn’t shown me any musical neighbors and it’s been over a week since I started giving them data… perhaps I’m very unique in my musical tastes?
What other community music tools have you used? What kind of experience have you had?
audio scrobbler suffers from a lack of resources to process all the data it collects, apparently. They usually generate sts and suggestions once a week, so give them a couple more days.
also check out music mobs
It’s already been 10 days – I guess they’ll get to it when they get to it.
According to last.fm :
Audioscrobbler has been down off and on all week. They’ve replaced or repaired a couple of servers, though, so supposedly things should start picking up. I’ve been using it for several months, and I love it. I’ve never tried Goombah, though.
Yeah, this has been a big bad time for AS.
I just started using Audioscrobbler a few weeks ago. While I like the potential, it’s been really slow with updates (with a lot of complaints in the forums regarding this). I like pooling stats from my work and home computers, but unless they iron out these kinks (hey, it’s updated today, which is good) I may give up.
I’d look at Goombah, but I hate iTunes.
I reckon you’ve seen this, Alex, but the full fury of the new server clustering at Audioscrobbler is now unleashed … I’m getting Top Artists and Top Tracks updates every couple days now, where I used to wait weeks. You can see that they munch data much faster now.